1970s

Quick Hits: Minari, Carnal Knowledge, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Quick Hits: Minari, Carnal Knowledge, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Quick Hits In the latest edition of Quick Hits, I take a look at an acclaimed indie drama that missed its mark for me, a 1970s film that pushed the envelope for what content is acceptable in mainstream films, and a Yorgos Lanthimos thriller that is genuinely chilling. Minari Year: 2020 | Rating: I must say, I am genuinely shocked by how much I didn't enjoy this film. Given all of the praise that it received and the fact that it's a family drama, I really expected Minari to be right up my alley. And honestly? I feel shallow for saying this,…
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Review: Mirror

Review: Mirror

Original title: ZerkaloYear: 1975 | Rating: It occurs to me now for the first time that due to recent events, my watching and logging of Mirror could be seen as a political action, but I must confess that this was simply the next film in my "to be watched" stack of Blu-rays, and I inserted the disc into my Playstation without even the slightest of thoughts to current world events. It does make me wonder, though, exactly what that political statement might be in the context of this film, and of Andrei Tarkovsky's life in general. Later on, he was an effective…
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